DUBAI: The GEMS Education company, which recently announced a multimillion-dollar expansion into Saudi Arabia, has confirmed that a viral video that appears to show a bullying incident was filmed in one of its schools and that “appropriate action has been taken.”
The video has caused widespread upset and prompted social media influencers to condemn what many describe as disturbing images.
In the video that was widely shared on Twitter, a female student can be seen tugging on another girl’s hair before threatening her and dragging her around by her sweater.
It lasts nearly one minute and shows the girl forcibly pulling her victim’s hair. The victim then appears to cry before trying to walk away.
The other girl grabs her arm, telling the girl that she wants to talk to her.
As her victim sobs, the attacker tells her not to tell anyone about what has happened, adding “I will get really mad.”
It has not been revealed what provoked the attack.